Riga Photography Biennal & ISSP Gallery prize winner announced

Annija Muižule. From the series ‘Joyful Businessmen Throwing Papers and Having Fun in the Office’, 2016-2018

Congratulations - the Riga Photography Biennial and ISSP Gallery Award ‘Seeking the Latest in Photography!’ has been presented to Annija Muižule (Latvia) for her series ‘Joyful Businessmen Throwing Papers and Having Fun in the Office’. We're excited to show Annija's exhibition at the ISSP Gallery next spring!

Congratulations also to Reinis Lismanis, who received the special prize - an opportunity to publish his "Trial and Error" series as a photography book with NoRoutine Books!

This is the third year the Riga Photography Biennial’s Award for young Baltic photographers has been presented. The RPB received 53 applications from photographers from the three Baltic States. 15 artists were selected during the first round. The jury nominated 10 finalists who will be invited to participate free of charge in the RPB’s Off-year Programme 2019 Portfolio Review: from Estonia – Aap Tepper, Mari-Leen Kiipli, Hedi Jaansoo; from Lithuania – Vytautas Kumza, Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte; from Latvia – Reinis Lismanis, Annija Muižule, Georgs Avetisjans, Paula Jansone and Annemarija Gulbe. 

The award was presented by an internationally renowned jury - Michael Biedowicz (DE), photo editor and owner of Pavlov’s Dog Gallery; Iveta Gabaliņa (LV), programme director of the ISSP Gallery; Jonatan Habib Engqvist (SE), curator and writer; Sten Ojave (EE), curator at Center For Contemporary Arts, Estonia; Paul Paper (LT), artist and curator; Daiga Rudzāte (LV), editor-in-chief of ‘Arterritory’ culture portal and director of INDIE culture project agency; Amelie Schuele (DE), exhibition manager Unseen; Mitch Speed (CA/DE), artist and art critic; Diāna Tamane (LV), artist and RPB Award winner 2018.

The jury commented on the award-winning series ‘Joyful Businessmen Throwing Papers and Having Fun in the Office’: “Annija Muižule presents a humorous and critical analysis of contemporary photography, where the artist researches the commodification of images and interplays between images and words. This is done through a conceptually clear and remarkably simple gesture of looking at how emotions are expressed through stock images, as well as the indexical signs provided by jpg names. By focusing on the interaction between suppliers and our expectations, her work acts as an inquiry into the role of contemporary photography. It is a pertinent observation of how these images not only represent but also create the way we understand the world.”

Call for Applications - ISSP International Masterclass 2019/2020

We are very excited to announce applications for the ISSP International Masterclass 2019/2020: Jason Fulford "What Shall I Love If Not the Enigma?" and Lisa Barnard "Rhizomes: Political Constellations".

A year-long international mentorship programme for 24 emerging photographers, with three workshop sessions in Nida (Lithuania), Sicily, and Kuldīga (Latvia) and online feedback in between. 

Start in October 2019, applications by 25 June! 
www.isspmasterclass.com

Martin Kollar - Field Trip

No 17. maija līdz 15. jūnijam ISSP Galerijā skatāma slovāku fotogrāfa Martina Kollara izstāde “Ekskursija” (Field trip), kas ir daļa no Rīgas Fotomēneša 2019 programmas. Kollars ilgstoši dzīvojis un strādājis Izraēlā, dokumentējot vienu no mūsdienu pasaules pretrunīgākajām ģeogrāfiskajām zonām. 

From May 17 to June 15 the ISSP Gallery is hosting the solo exhibition "Field Trip" by Slovakian photographer Martin Kollar, part of the Riga Photomonth 2019 programme. Kollar has spent extended periods of time in Israel, building a photographic dossier on one of the most contentious geographical zones of modern history.  

Bērnu & ģimeņu diena ISSP Galerijā

ISSP aicina uz bērnu & ģimeņu dienu!
Svētdien, 9. jūnijā, plkst. 12.00 - 14.00

Šobrīd ISSP Galerijā redzama mākslinieka Martina Kollara izstāde "Ekskursija" par Izraēlu. Bērnu un ģimeņu dienā būs iespēja tuvāk iepazīties ar izstādi un piedalīties radošā un izzinošā aktivitātē mākslas pedagoģes Noras Vrubļevskas vadībā. Aicinātas piedalīties ģimenes ar bērniem visdažādākajos vecumos! Ieeja bez maksas. 

Artist talk :: Julia Borissova, Ekaterina Anokhina

Sestdien, 25. maijā, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieču Jūlijas Borissovas (Krievija) un Jekaterinas Anokhinas (Krievija) autorvakaru plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Saturday 25th of May 6:30 PM, we will host an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artists Julia Borissova (RU) and Ekaterina Anokhina (Russia) - welcome! 

Artist talk :: Martin Kollar

Piektdien, 17. maijā, plkst 15.00 aicinām uz tikšanos ar slovāku fotogrāfu Martinu Kollaru, kurā viņš pastāstīs vairāk par izstādi "Ekskursija", kas apskatāma ISSP Galerijā līdz 15. jūnijam, un citiem saviem darbiem.

On 17 May at 3pm ISSP is hosting an artist talk by Slovak photographer Martin Kollar, whose exhibition "Field Trip" is on view at the ISSP Gallery until 15 June.

ISSP Masterclass 2018/2019 - results

We are happy to present the results of the recently completed ISSP International Masterclass 2018/2019! 22 artists and photographers from 15 countries spent a year working on their personal projects under the guidance of experienced mentors. The work was created under two thematic lines - "A Sense of Change", mentored by Peter Bialobrzeski, exploring how changes in the physical, political or psychological landscape can be represented in contemporary photographic practice, and "Answering Questions & Questioning Answers", mentored by Clare Strand and Gordon MacDonald, an experimental class centered on translating ideas into visual language. See the complete collection of the resulting projects online! 

ISSP 2019 - selected participants

We are delighted to announce the list of selected participants for the International Summer School of Photography 2019 - "Photography and the World" - an impressive group of 73 photographers, artists and visual activists from over 30 countries. The applications have been evaluated by our Expert Jury - Elena Vaninetti (YET Magazine), Krzysztof Candrowicz (Lodz Fotofestiwal), Agata Bar (Noor Images) and Erik Vroons (GUP Magazine). Can't wait to meet everyone in Latvia in July!

Photographers on the Art Market

Pirmdien, 29. aprīlī, plkst. 18.30 aicinām uz poļu kuratores, lektores un mākslas pasākumu organizētājas Kataržinas Sagatovskas lekciju "Fotogrāfi mākslas tirgū", kas ir Rīgas Fotogrāfijas biennāles - NEXT 2019 notikums.

On Monday, 29th of April 6.30 PM, ISSP will host a lecture by Polish curator, lecturer and organiser of art events Katarzyna Sagatowska "Photographers on the Art Market", part of Riga Photography Biennial - NEXT 2019.

 

Artist talk :: Sara Palmieri, Anna Hornik

Ceturtdien, 11. aprīlī, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieču Sāras Palmjēri (Itālija) un Annas Hornikas (Polija) autorvakaru plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Thursday, 11th of April 6:30 PM, we will host an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artists Sara Palmieri (IT) and Anna Hornik (PL) - welcome! 

Manifestations of (In)Activism in the Latest Baltic Art

Sestdien, 6. aprīlī, aicinām uz Rīgas Fotogrāfijas biennāles - NEXT 2019 simpoziju "(Ne)Aktīvisma manifestācijas Baltijas jaunākajā mākslā", kas no plkst 11.20 līdz 17.00 notiks ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Saturday, 6th of April, from 11.20 AM to 5 PM ISSP will host the Riga Photography Biennial - NEXT 2019 symposium "Manifestations of (In)Activism in the Latest Baltic Art" - welcome! 

Applications open for ISSP 2019 - Photography & the World

Dear friends, applications for the first thematic edition of the International Summer School of Photography - "Photography and the World" are now open! ISSP 2019 will take place at Zaļenieki Manor, Latvia, from 12 - 20 July 2019. Through six workshops and interventions by invited experts, the summer school will explore various ways photography and art can contribute to the world today. Applications are open till 10 April! 

ISSP Evening Programme in Kuldīga

ISSP Starptautiskās meistarklases ietvaros aicinām apmeklēt atvērtās ekspertu vieslekcijas Kuldīgā no 12. līdz 14. martam! Sestdien, 16. martā, plkst. 18.00 priecāsimies visus redzēt meistarklases dalībnieku izstādes Kuldīgas Mākslas namā atklāšanā. Izstāde būs apskatāma līdz 7. aprīlim.

As part of the ISSP International Masterclass 2018/2019 final session in Kuldīga, evening lectures by our visiting experts are open to visitors! On Saturday 16 March at 18.00 everyone is invited to the opening of the final Exhibition of the works created by the Masterclass participants and the guided tour by the authors! The exhibition will be open in Kuldīga until 7 April.